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Griddled Garlic and Lemon Squid Recipe

Griddled Garlic and Lemon Squid Recipe - 4 servings


125 g long-grain rice

300 ml fish stock

225 g squid, cleaned

Finely grated rind of 1 lemon

1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed

1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped

2 tablespoons freshly chopped coriander

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Rinse the rice until the water runs clear, then place in a saucepan with the stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the pan covered so the rice can steam while you cook the squid. Remove the tentacles from the squid and reserve. Cut the body cavity in half. Using the tip of a small sharp knife, score the inside flesh of the body cavity in a diamond pattern. Do not cut all the way through. Mix the lemon rind, crushed garlic and chopped shallot together. Place the squid in a shallow bowl and sprinkle over the lemon mixture and stir. Heat a griddle pan until almost smoking. Cook the squid for 3-4 minutes until cooked through, then slice. Sprinkle with the coriander and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drain the rice and serve immediately with the squid.

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